CAMPAIGN 2018

How exciting the last year has been seeing more and more kids having life changing Y experiences every day when they make a new friend in day camp or childcare, build self-confidence when they learn how to swim, get healthy in our PE classes, build their leadership skills in Youth & Government, and so much more. We have been very busy this year developing and adding new programs at our Y to address growing community needs.

Below are a few highlights from the year:

  • Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of death for kids in the United States, and many low-income families see swimming lessons as a luxury and not a necessity. To eliminate any barriers, we bussed in every 2nd grader to our Y from a local low income elementary school for swim lessons.
  • Despite climbing child obesity rates and chronic disease, there are no PE teachers employed in Long Beach elementary schools. Our Y is now running PE at an elementary school (900 kids) with plans to expand this service to other schools in need.
  • At our Y, kids with special needs have equal opportunities to participate in our programs. Our childcare, camp and swim lesson programs are fully inclusive.
  • Our Y Teen Leaders internship program continues to expand, in addition to starting our own Youth & Government delegation this year as we further develop tomorrow’s leaders.

With growing service also comes a growing need for financial assistance so we can continue to welcome ALL with open arms. The most inspiring thing for me about working for the Y is that the Y promises to never turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. This year, we need to teach more kids how to swim, get more families healthy together, and create more long-lasting memories in the lives of kids through life changing programs! The reason the Y is able to serve our communities in a meaningful way and accept everyone regardless of financial limitations is because of our Annual Support Campaign and people like YOU who contribute to this cause. I want to thank you in advance for your support.

Brandi Collato,
Executive Director, Los Altos Family YMCA

Please choose your Campaigner's Name below to make your greatly appreciated donation.

Last Name Begins With: A-G       H-N       O-U     V-Z

A-G

Gwen & Mark Abernathy

Cathrina Afusia

Linda Alexander

Marisol Barajas

Charles Bateh

Bryan Bayer

Eva Blacconiere

Jerry Bloeser

Jill Bogle

Melissa Botten

Jill Brubaker

Colleen Campbell

Jeri Carter

Anna Chan

Michael Cole

Brandi Collato

Chris Collato

William Cox

Kristen DeBoy

Shannon DeLeon

Robert Elliott

Cristie Flanigan

Shawon Franklin

Kristin Garrett

Leslie Gentile

Kelly Gray

 

H-N

Marla Hart

Terry Hollandsworth

Bret Holloway

Devin Horton

Maria Hunter

Tao Jiao

Patty Jimenez

Cara Johnson

Lance Kenyon

Anthony Kidd

Angela Knight

​​​​​​​Hue Landas

 Stuart Ledsam

Wade Martin

Gina Mascaro

Tony "ERS Medical" McDaniel

Cole McDaniel

​​​​​​​Thuy Moesta

Joy Mullen

Bob Murrin

Laurie Murrin

Ian Myers

Guy Nelson

Alex Nesbitt

David Nosworthy

   

O-U

Michael Oberbeck

Susana Ochoa-Tailanian

Tony Padilla

Tracy Palacios

Nil Reyes

Jake Richards

John Rockmore

David Salazar

Brenna Shanley

Mark Sheldon

​​​​​​​Paul Sheldon

David Simon

Zachariah Simpson

Sofia Stienbach

Nickolas Strain

Kelly Sullivan

   

V-Z

Steven Vant

Laura Velasco

Lydia Vincenty-Lowell

Nancy Vitale

Akhil Viz

Ginny Wakefield

John Walker

Linda Wheeler

Thomas Willingham

Lori Witt

​​​​​​​Patti Wolfe

Los Altos Family YMCA

YMCA Cycl-athon

YMCA Swim Team

YMCA Teen Leaders